Current projects

SWSLHD Equity Strategy

The Equity Strategy will provide an approach to embedding health equity within South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) to ensure the needs of diverse population groups are reflected in services planning and policy development. Learn more


Working In Locationally Disadvantaged (WiLD) Communities Learning by Doing Training Program

Locationally disadvantaged communities typically have high levels of concentrated disadvantage, unemployment, poor educational outcomes, and poor access to services and infrastructure. The material deprivation & increased stressors faced by residents living in these communities impact on their health & wellbeing which creates challenges to the public health workforce. In 2006, a needs assessment, conducted to understand the capacity of the health workforce working in locational disadvantage, found that there was a limited understanding in the workforce of how to identify & implement effective interventions. The Working in Locationally Disadvantaged Communities (WiLDC) program was developed by CHETRE to address these workforce needs with the aim of building workforce capacity and engaging communities. Learn more


Health and Housing Partnership Objective 2: Housing for Health Pilot

The project aims to utilise the ‘HealthHabitat’ methodology in making changes to environmental conditions to improve health status and reduce the risk of disease and injury. The pilot aims to women who are pregnant and improve their housing so that the health of their newborn infant is improved. The project will be conducted in South Western Sydney in one area however will be used as a pilot to inform scaling up in other areas. Learn more


Smoking in Pregnancy: Feasibility of Incentives based Program in SWSLHD

The project aims to explore the appropriateness of an incentive-based approach to smoking cessation in pregnant women using a predominately qualitative research approach.  This project will involve two stages. Stage 1 will be a scoping review identifying existing examples/options and evidence base for smoking cessation in pregnancy. Stage 2 will involve consultations via interviews and/or focus groups with the key target group (pregnant women in SWSLHD) as well as service providers to explore the feasibility and/or applicability of incentive-based approaches for smoking cessation. 


Evaluation of Housing Relocation Referral Pathway for Clients Identified as Experiencing Moderate to Severe Mental Illness During Relocation Process

The Objective One Working Group has identified a need to understand and document how the relocation support process affects tenants, families and community health and to identify opportunities to strengthen health and wellbeing outcomes within the relocation process. This project includes a process evaluation that focuses on the way the referral pathways service has been implemented and is operating, identifying how the pathway ‘works’ to achieve outcomes, and an outcomes evaluation to identify the actual outcomes achieved by the referral pathways and any unintended consequences. 


Healthy Urban Environments (HUE)

CHETRE is a core member of the Healthy Urban Environments(HUE) Collaboratory of the Maridulu Budyari Gumal, an academic health science partnership. HUE looks at how urban policy and governance in Sydney can lead to better health outcomes for local and global populations. HUE supports local health districts to translate health and environment research into policy and action. By working with public health academics, clinicians, social scientists, public health leaders and executives, and built and natural environment specialists, HUE aims to bring Sydney to the forefront of healthy urban environments. Learn more


The Grannies Project: Learning, Caring, Sharing

Health, wellbeing and sustainable tenancies for bedsit clients: A Place based intervention and evaluation

Climate change health and vulnerability assessment of South Eastern and South Western Sydney-Scoping Study

2168 Miller Community Survey

Community STaR

Bushfire recovery

ACOSS project

Refugee health projects